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Create Animated GIF [SOLVED]

Post by rgand » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:53 am

I need to create an animated image file that cycles through two or three images in a closed loop. What software can I use for this?

I have Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit.

Thanks for any direction on this.
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Re: Create Animated GIF

Post by Moem » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:27 pm

Gimp can do this. Here's a tutorial.
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Re: Create Animated GIF

Post by rgand » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:56 pm

Moem wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Gimp can do this. Here's a tutorial.
That did it! Thanks so much.
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Re: Create Animated GIF [SOLVED]

Post by Moem » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:01 pm

Glad I could help!
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Re: Create Animated GIF [SOLVED]

Post by rgand » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:38 pm

Moem wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Glad I could help!
And that, you did!
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Re: Create Animated GIF [SOLVED]

Post by Portreve » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:45 pm

GIMP is how I created my current animated avatar, and is likely how I will do the next one I'll eventually make.
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Re: Create Animated GIF [SOLVED]

Post by rgand » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:45 am

Thanks. It's nice to know GIMP can do complex ones.
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Re: Create Animated GIF [SOLVED]

Post by ugly » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:44 pm

You should also be able to do this directly from the command line.

Place all the images into a folder and run something like:

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convert -delay 20 -loop 0 *.jpg animated.gif
-delay will be the delay between frames in milliseconds.
-loop 0 will determine how many times it loops (0 for continuous)
And then obviously change *.jpg to whatever format your source images are in.

And if you are trying to make an animated gif from a video file you can use ffmpeg.

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Re: Create Animated GIF [SOLVED]

Post by rgand » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:46 pm

Thanks for that. It's nice to know another way to get to the destination.
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